For most of my life, I barely touched a book. I never had any interest in reading. I was far too busy doing more ‘important’ things like playing video games. But that all changed around five years ago.
I found my first mentor and he gave me a few books to read and the one lead to another, and another, and so on. It was mostly self-development/psychology and business books. Soon, reading became an obsession.
Roughly three years ago, I stumbled upon a Reddit thread where they were discussing books. They said most people, who read, only read 300 books in their lifetime. That’s around five books a year. For me, that’s not nearly enough because I’m far too curious. So I started reading ‘300 books a year’. Now I should clarify that I never achieve this goal, but it’s a goal none the less.
The point is to read as much as possible.
“But most importantly, gain knowledge.” – This was my idea of books when I started, but after a few years, as someone who enjoys being creative, I realized I need to read a little bit of fiction to stimulate my imagination.
Are there any avid readers out there? What are your thoughts between fiction and non-fiction?
Do you have any book suggestions you would like to share that you feel is a must read?